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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more

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Name: Alan  C.L Yu
Institution: University of Chicago
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://home.uchicago.edu/~aclyu
State and/or Country: IL
Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Specialty: Prosodic Morphology, Morphology-Phonology Interface, Phonetic explanations in phonology
Selected Publications:
Announced on LINGUIST :  A Natural History of Infixation
 The Handbook of Phonological Theory, 2nd Edition
 Origins of Sound Change
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Origins of Sound Change
Dissertation Director * of: Intonation Systems of Mandarin and English: A functional approach
(Fang Liu, Author)
Dissertation Abstract: The Morphology and Phonology of Infixation
Academic Paper Abstract: Understanding Near Mergers: The case of morphological tone in Cantonese
On measuring phonetic precursor robustness: a response to Moreton

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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